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  • Managing coastal resources in the 21st century 

    Weinstein, Michael P.; Baird, Ronald C.; Conover, David O.; Gross, Matthias; Keulartz, Jozef; Loomis, David K.; Naveh, Zev; Peterson, Susan B.; Reed, Denise J.; Roe, Emery; Swanson, R. Lawrence; Swart, Jacques A. A.; Teal, John M.; Turner, R. Eugene; van der Windt, Henny J.; International Working Group on Sustainability (Ecological Society of America, 2007-01)
    Coastal ecosystems are increasingly dominated by humans. Consequently, the human dimensions of sustainability science have become an integral part of emerging coastal governance and management practices. But if we are to ...
  • Manatee (Trichechus manatus) vocalization usage in relation to environmental noise levels 

    Miksis-Olds, Jennifer L.; Tyack, Peter L. (Acoustical Society of America, 2009-03)
    Noise can interfere with acoustic communication by masking signals that contain biologically important information. Communication theory recognizes several ways a sender can modify its acoustic signal to compensate for ...
  • A manual for the removal, fixation and preservation of cetacean ears 

    Ketten, Darlene R.; Cramer, Scott R.; Arruda, Julie (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-01)
    This chapter is intended as an instructional guide for the removal, fixation and preservation of auditory system tissues of marine mammals. Each section describes procedures for a major ear type for marine mammals. The ...
  • Marine biotoxins and harmful algae : a national plan 

    Anderson, Donald M.; Galloway, Sylvia B.; Joseph, Jeanne D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-01)
    Marine biotoxins and harmful algae represent a significant and expanding threat to human health and fisheries resources throughout the U.S. This problem takes many forms, ranging from massive "red tides" or blooms of cells ...
  • Marine mammal necropsy : an introductory guide for stranding responders and field biologists 

    Pugliares, Katie R.; Bogomolni, Andrea L.; Touhey, Kathleen M.; Herzig, Sarah M.; Harry, Charles T.; Moore, Michael J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09)
    This necropsy manual is designed to establish a base level of profiency in marine mammal necropsy techniques. It is written for stranding network members who do not have a formal pathobiological training and have limited ...
  • The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP) : illuminating the functional diversity of eukaryotic life in the oceans through transcriptome sequencing 

    Keeling, Patrick J.; Burki, Fabien; Wilcox, Heather M.; Allam, Bassem; Allen, Eric E.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Armbrust, E. Virginia; Archibald, John M.; Bharti, Arvind K.; Bell, Callum J.; Beszteri, Bank; Bidle, Kay D.; Cameron, Connor T.; Campbell, Lisa; Caron, David A.; Cattolico, Rose Ann; Collier, Jackie L.; Coyne, Kathryn J.; Davy, Simon K.; Deschamps, Phillipe; Dyhrman, Sonya T.; Edvardsen, Bente; Gates, Ruth D.; Gobler, Christopher J.; Greenwood, Spencer J.; Guida, Stephanie M.; Jacobi, Jennifer L.; Jakobsen, Kjetill S.; James, Erick R.; Jenkins, Bethany D.; John, Uwe; Johnson, Matthew D.; Juhl, Andrew R.; Kamp, Anja; Katz, Laura A.; Kiene, Ronald P.; Kudryavtsev, Alexander N.; Leander, Brian S.; Lin, Senjie; Lovejoy, Connie; Lynn, Denis; Marchetti, Adrian; McManus, George; Nedelcu, Aurora M.; Menden-Deuer, Susanne; Miceli, Cristina; Mock, Thomas; Montresor, Marina; Moran, Mary Ann; Murray, Shauna A.; Nadathur, Govind; Nagai, Satoshi; Ngam, Peter B.; Palenik, Brian; Pawlowski, Jan; Petroni, Giulio; Piganeau, Gwenael; Posewitz, Matthew C.; Rengefors, Karin; Romano, Giovanna; Rumpho, Mary E.; Rynearson, Tatiana A.; Schilling, Kelly B.; Schroeder, Declan C.; Simpson, Alastair G. B.; Slamovits, Claudio H.; Smith, David R.; Smith, G. Jason; Smith, Sarah R.; Sosik, Heidi M.; Stief, Peter; Theriot, Edward; Twary, Scott N.; Umale, Pooja E.; Vaulot, Daniel; Wawrik, Boris; Wheeler, Glen L.; Wilson, William H.; Xu, Yan; Zingone, Adriana; Worden, Alexandra Z. (Public Library of Science, 2014-06-24)
    Microbial ecology is plagued by problems of an abstract nature. Cell sizes are so small and population sizes so large that both are virtually incomprehensible. Niches are so far from our everyday experience as to make their ...
  • The marine phosphorus cycle 

    White, Angelicque E.; Dyhrman, Sonya T. (Frontiers Media, 2013-05-21)
    Phosphorus, the 13th element to be discovered on our planet, has a rich and varied history spanning match-making, bombs, fertilizer, and pesticides. Entire islands economies (Nauru) have collapsed in the mad hunt for ...
  • Marine plankton phenology and life history in a changing climate : current research and future directions 

    Ji, Rubao; Edwards, Martin; Mackas, David L.; Runge, Jeffrey A.; Thomas, Andrew C. (Oxford University Press, 2010-06-07)
    Increasing availability and extent of biological ocean time series (from both in situ and satellite data) have helped reveal significant phenological variability of marine plankton. The extent to which the range of this ...
  • Marine vertebrate zoonoses : an overview of the DAO Special Issue 

    Moore, Michael J.; Gast, Rebecca J.; Bogomolni, Andrea L. (Inter-Research, 2008-08-19)
    The role of marine birds, mammals, turtles and fish as vectors of infectious agents of potential risk to humans can be examined from a variety of perspectives. The studies in this DAO Special include a broad survey of ...
  • Mark-recapture statistics and demographic analysis 

    Fujiwara, Masami (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-06)
    Mark-recapture analysis of populations is becoming an important tool in population biology. Mark-recapture methods can be used to estimate transition probabilities among life-stages from capture histories of marked ...
  • Markov chain analysis of succession in a rocky subtidal community 

    Hill, M. Forrest; Witman, Jon D.; Caswell, Hal (University of Chicago Press, 2004-07-01)
    We present a Markov chain model of succession in a rocky subtidal community based on a long-term (1986–1994) study of subtidal invertebrates (14 species) at Ammen Rock Pinnacle in the Gulf of Maine. The model describes ...
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for assigning larvae to natal sites using natural geochemical tags 

    White, J. Wilson; Standish, Julie D.; Thorrold, Simon R.; Warner, Robert R. (Ecological Society of America, 2008-12)
    Geochemical signatures deposited in otoliths are a potentially powerful means of identifying the origin and dispersal history of fish. However, current analytical methods for assigning natal origins of fish in mixed-stock ...
  • Mating behavior, population growth, and the operational sex ratio : a periodic two‐sex model approach 

    Jenouvrier, Stephanie; Caswell, Hal; Barbraud, Christophe; Weimerskirch, Henri (University of Chicago Press, 2010-04-21)
    We present a new approach to modeling two‐sex populations, using periodic, nonlinear two‐sex matrix models. The models project the population growth rate, the population structure, and any ratio of interest (e.g., operational ...
  • Matrix models and sensitivity analysis of populations classified by age and stage : a vec-permutation matrix approach 

    Caswell, Hal (Springer, 2011-06-14)
    Matrix population models in which individuals are classified by both age and stage can be constructed using the vec-permutation matrix. The resulting age-stage models can be used to derive the age-specific consequences of ...
  • Measurements of sound-speed and density contrasts of zooplankton in Antarctic waters 

    Chu, Dezhang; Wiebe, Peter H. (2004-12-11)
    Sound-speed and density contrasts (h and g, respectively), two important acoustic material properties, of live zooplankton were measured off the western Antarctic Peninsula during a Southern Ocean GLOBEC cruise conducted ...
  • Mechanics of the right whale mandible : full scale testing and finite element analysis 

    Tsukrov, Igor; DeCew, Judson C.; Baldwin, Kenneth C.; Campbell-Malone, Regina; Moore, Michael J. (2009-03-11)
    In an effort to better understand the mechanics of ship-whale collision and to reduce the associated mortality of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, a comprehensive biomechanical study has been conducted ...
  • Mechanisms of action for aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands in the PLHC-1 cell line 

    Hestermann, Eli V. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-12)
    Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) expression and activity was characterized in the teleost hepatoma cell line, PLHC-1. This work was carried out in order to gain insights into mechanisms of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon ...
  • Mechanisms regulating large-scale seasonal fluctuations in Alexandrium fundyense populations in the Gulf of Maine : results from a physical–biological model 

    McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Anderson, Donald M.; Lynch, Daniel R.; Townsend, David W. (2005-04-27)
    Observations of Alexandrium fundyense in the Gulf of Maine indicate several salient characteristics of the vegetative cell distributions: patterns of abundance are gulf-wide in geographic scope; their main features occur ...
  • Mechanistic research in aquatic toxicology : perspectives and future directions 

    Hahn, Mark E. (2011-05-31)
    On the thirtieth anniversary of the journal, I provide a perspective on some of the questions and opportunities for new understanding that will interest aquatic toxicologists during the next thirty years. I focus on ...
  • Metabolic balance of coastal Antarctic waters revealed by autonomous pCO2 and ΔO2/Ar measurements 

    Tortell, Philippe D.; Asher, Elizabeth C.; Ducklow, Hugh W.; Goldman, Johanna A. L.; Dacey, John W. H.; Grzymski, Joseph J.; Young, Jodi N.; Kranz, Sven A.; Bernard, Kim S.; Morel, Francois M. M. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-10-03)
    We use autonomous gas measurements to examine the metabolic balance (photosynthesis minus respiration) of coastal Antarctic waters during the spring/summer growth season. Our observations capture the development of a massive ...